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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was allegedly assaulted by his wife in a Las Vegas hotel room on July 3.
According to ESPN’s Brooke Pryor, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins is facing felony charges of battery and domestic violence resulting in bodily harm after allegedly punching Haskins in the mouth in their hotel room at The Cosmopolitan.
Haskins reportedly suffered injuries that were “substantial in nature,” including a split lip and missing tooth, as well as other oral injuries requiring dental work.
According to Pryor, it was reported Gondrezick-Haskins told police the couple were in Las Vegas to renew their vows, but they got into an argument that escalated.
Haskins reportedly told police that while he remembered getting into an argument, he didn’t remember getting hit in the mouth. He was subsequently taken to the hospital after police arrived at the scene.
The 24-year-old Haskins was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft by the Washington Football Team, but his tenure in Washington lasted less than two seasons.
Haskins was released in the middle of the 2020 campaign after appearing in 16 games and making 13 starts over two years. Haskins went 3-10 as a starter and completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
The former Ohio State standout, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018, signed a futures contract with the Steelers in January after Pittsburgh was eliminated from the playoffs.
Veteran Ben Roethlisberger is entrenched as the team’s starter, but he is likely near the end of his career at 39 years of age, meaning there is room for a quarterback in waiting to emerge.
Haskins could be that quarterback if he is able to realize his potential and bounce back from a rocky tenure in Washington.